RALEIGH — Dan Soucek, a former three-term state senator from Boone, has been named to a newly formed Statuary Hall Selection Committee that will work to place a statue of the late Rev. Billy Graham in the U.S. Capitol.

BOONE — In a three-hour forum, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and WATA radio hosted “Coffee, Cake and Candidates” at F.A.R.M. Cafe on West King Street Monday night for the six primary races that are on Watauga County’s ballots.

BOONE – The North Carolina Utilities Commission has approved a combined 15.38 percent rate hike for New River Light and Power – the first since 1996 – which includes a coal ash recovery rider.

LifeStore Financial Group reported net income of $1,076,509 for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, as compared to $798,898 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Basic earnings per share were $1.06, as compared to $0.78 for the same period in 2017. Net income for the nine months ended March 3…

Your right to vote is one of the most important rights you will ever exercise. It’s that right which gives you a voice in who will make the governmental decisions which affect the lives of you and your family. Moreover, it’s your right, your vote: walking into a voting booth and casting your…

Our coral reefs are in danger. Our coral reefs have been dying off at an alarming rate every year for the past two decades. This is no longer an issue we can put off as every year that we ignore it larger portions of reefs are dying.

The other day I saw a sign that read, "Black Lives Matter." Later, I saw a bumper sticker, "Blue Lives Matter." The next day I saw a billboard that said, "Wildlife Matters." Finally, I saw a sign and bumper sticker that read, "All Life Matters" —  unless you are a baby still in the womb?

While “joy” can be a noun easily overused, that was not the case April 14 during the Alliance Bible Fellowship-sponsored Joy Prom. That event, which focuses on making one special evening for hundreds of our special needs population, was joyful in every sense of the word.